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give (someone) the gate

Primarily heard in UK.
1. To be fired from one's job. After messing up that account, I'm terrified that my boss is going to give me the gate.
2. To have a romantic relationship ended by one's partner. Susan is just devastated—Kelly gave her the gate a few days ago.
See also: gate, give
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

give someone the gate

Sl. to get rid of someone. The chick was a pest, so I gave her the gate. He threatened to give me the gate, so I left.
See also: gate, give
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

give (someone) the gate

1. To discharge from a job.
2. To reject or jilt.
See also: gate, give
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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